Cocaine washes up on beach near High Island

Published 4:10 pm Friday, June 30, 2017

Law enforcement located a bundle of cocaine about four miles from High Island on Friday.

The Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force received word about kilos of cocaine and bundles of marijuana being found along the beach and on Friday they conducted a sweep in an effort to locate and collect any other possible bundles that may have washed up o the beach prior to the holiday weekend, according to a press release from the JSCO.

Narcotics Task Force detectives along with detectives from Beaumont Police Department Narcotics Unit searched the beach on ATVs as the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit scanned the beach from the air.

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At this time, one bundle of cocaine was located approximately 4 miles from High   Island, was collected and being processed by US Coast Guard.

The Sheriff’s Office discourages people from dope hunting at the beach, but if you do come across any bundles on the beach that you think may be drugs please call the Sheriff’s Office.